Representative Office Incorporation in China

Representative Offices (RO) are the cheapest, fastest and easiest way to incorporate in China, compared to WFOE and JV. However, such advantages come with several weak points you should be aware of before choosing to set up an RO. Let’s have a closer look at their characteristics:

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Representative Offices: Understanding New Regulations


IMPORTANT NOTE: New regulations come into force from March 1st that could require you to change your business structure. If you operate a Representative Office, contact S.J. Grand for an obligation free appraisal of your situation.

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During a recent business seminar in Beijing, an American lawyer with 25 years experience in his field offered a poignant piece of advice to foreign companies entering the Chinese market: “Remember you are in China”. 

New Regulations for Representative Offices

BEIJING -- China’s State Council has issued new regulations for representative offices of foreign enterprises (ROs), with major implications for existing ROs and for new foreign investors planning their Chinese market entry.

The regulations come into effect on 1 March 2011 and outline:

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Note: Since this article was published, new regulations have been released for representative offices that will come into force on March 1st 2011. If you operate an RO or are considering opening one, please contact S.J. Grand for an obligation free appraisal of whether this is the right choice for your investment.

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